Hikaru Utada’s new single Face My Fears was released on January 18 as the singer’s first single in 11 years. The song has taken over digital music charts around the world.
It reached No. 1 on the iTunes album charts in 24 countries and regions including Japan, Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, Mexico, UAE, Qatar, Sweden, Finland, Greece, Spain, Macau, Brunei, Norway and Argentina.
The single also topped the Apple Music album dance charts in Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, South Korea, US, Italy Spain, Macau, China and Guatemala.
Face My Fears was made in collaboration with Skrillex and will be used as the opening theme for the upcoming video game Kingdom Hearts III which will be released worldwide on January 29. Utada’s last release to rank worldwide was Hikari -Ray Of Hope MIX- (Remixed by Punpee) which was used as the theme for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue and made it to No. 1 in 9 countries. That makes her new release her biggest international ranking to date.
To celebrate Utada’s achivement, a special global website has launched titled #HikaruUtada #(Songs) which displays ongoing worldwide statistics of her new single and all the songs on it as well as the song Too Proud featuring XZT, Suboi, EK (L1 Remix) which was released digitally in November last year; Spotify, YouTube and Apple Music statistics; posts about Utada on Instagram and Twitter, and more.
Face My Fears
Released: January 18, 2019
Price: ¥1,400 (Tax Included)
*First press copies come with the Kingdom Hearts CD cover designed by series director Tetsuya Nomura.
Hikaru Utada Official Website: https://www.utadahikaru.jp
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